Women who use an (IUD) as their method of birth control expect the manufacturer to provide a safe product. Users must be warned of potential risks. However, many women have had severe complications, including death, from the IUD device Paragard®
Paragard® is a T-shaped, hormone-free, IUD made from flexible plastic. It has a thin layer of copper that serves as the device’s active ingredient by preventing sperm from fertilizing the egg. The device is placed inside the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It is removable, and can last up to 10 years, according to the manufacturer. However, severe complications can occur, particularly if the device fractures, migrates, or pierces the uterine wall.
The FDA first approved Paragard® in 1984. It is currently still prescribed for women and has not been recalled.
Women and their medical providers have made more than 40,000 reports to the FDA alleging adverse reactions during the more than 30 years since Paragard has been on the market in the U.S. These allegations include serious complications and deaths.
Some of the serious complications of using Paragard® include: breakage upon removal, IUD migration, ectopic pregnancy, the IUD embedding in the uterus, infection, inflammation caused by copper left in the body, a hysterectomy, perforation of the uterine wall or cervix, and death.
Milavetz Law, P.A. has been serving families since 1963 and has had success in obtaining settlements for their clients against IUD medical device manufacturers If you have used Paragard® and have suffered any of these serious complications, please fill out our contact form or call us at 763-560-0000. We will promptly contact you!